Police Officer Charged For Actions in Off Duty Shooting

Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 06, 2015 (RSCNPF): Commissioner(Ag) Stafford Liburd of The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force announced today that an officer of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force has been arrested and criminally charged as a result of usage of his service weapon.

Constable Randolph Diamond was arrested and charged with “wounding with intent,” as a result of an incident that occurred on Pinney’s Beach in Nevis on September 19, 2015. During the incident it is alleged that the officer drew his service pistol and shot a security guard who was employed at the location. The report of the investigation was forwarded to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution for review. It was upon review that the charge was preferred.

The officer has been offered bail with the following conditions: a) $20,000.00 with one surety, b) Surrender of his travel documents.

Commissioner (Ag) Stafford Liburd said, “this is an indictable matter that is now in the hands of the court”.

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